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After admitting that government officials are flagging what they deem “misinformation” to Facebook for censorship, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is exploring options to exercise more control over social media platforms.
“I don’t think we’ve taken any options off the table. That’s up to Congress to determine how they want to proceed moving forward,” Psaki said. “We are not in a war or a battle with Facebook. We are in a battle with the virus. The problem we’re seeing that our Surgeon General elevated last week is that… inaccurate information about vaccines is killing people.”
.@PressSec is asked about regulatory moves to address misinformation on social media:
"I don't think we've taken any options off the table. That's up to Congress… We are not in a war or a battle with Facebook. We are in a battle with the virus." pic.twitter.com/7UbG890nrc
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 19, 2021
Psaki’s latest comments come after bragging last week about the White House’s collusion with Big Tech oligarchs to suppress dissent.
“We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the surgeon general‘s office,” Psaki said Thursday. “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation. We’re working with doctors and medical professionals to connect medical experts who are popular with our audiences with accurate information and boost trusted content — so we are helping get trusted content out there.”
Top officials in the administration, including Biden himself, have alleged that Facebook and “misinformation” are killing people.
Psaki’s claims that the White House is “helping get trusted content out there” depends entirely on what the White House defines as “trusted content.” Various right-leaning outlets have been silenced by the administration in an effort to combat “misinformation,” leading many to speculate that the misinformation campaign is nothing more than an attempt to silence anyone weighing documented side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine.